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Weekend Weather: Looking Good

Today is the final day of meteorological spring, that season sandwich between winter and summer.

It's been a chilly few days, but overall March, April and May will average warmer and wetter than the 30-year normals.

Meteorological spring 2019 has been warmer than average. (Dave Epstein/NOAA Data)
Meteorological spring 2019 has been warmer than average. (Dave Epstein/NOAA Data)

Since this is the first weekend of meteorological summer, it's appropriate that we will see plenty of sunshine and temperatures at or above 70 degrees for many of us.

It's important to remember that June generally starts with readings in the 70s and ends up with readings in the 80s. June is the month we are most likely to see our first 90-degree day and the potential for our first heat wave as well.

(Dave Epstein)
(Dave Epstein)

June is like December in that it's the first month of the warmest season in the same way December is the first month of the coldest season. Either of those two months can bring about extreme warmth or extreme cold.

That said, it looks as though this June will start on a relatively tranquil note. I don't see any extreme heat for the next 7 to 10 days as the upper-level jet stream will keep things flowing from northwest to southeast and all the heat will be shunted away for now. This also means plenty of dry air and comfortable nights for sleeping. This weekend there's virtually no chance for any showers until sometime on Sunday when a pop-up one could occur. Overall I think you're going to like the weather.

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.


Friday: Clouds early, then becoming partly to mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Friday Night: Mainly clear and comfortable. Lows around 54.

Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 72-76.

Sunday: Sunshine and clouds. May shower. Mild. Highs in the low to mid-70s.

Monday: Sun and clouds. May shower. Highs nearing 70.

Tuesday: Sun and clouds. Highs 65-71.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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